SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) — Another man who was on California’s death row has died from apparent coronavirus complications, officials say.
Troy A. Ashmus was pronounced dead at a hospital outside of San Quentin State Prison on Monday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says.READ MORE: Amazon And Rite Aid Limiting Purchases Of Emergency Contraception
While his exact cause of death will be determined by the coroner, CDCR says the complications were consistent with COVID-19.
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The 58-year-old inmate had been convicted and sentenced to death in a Sacramento County case back in the mid-1980s of first-degree murder, forcible rape, sodomy of a victim under 14 with force and lewd and lascivious acts on a child.
Ashmus had been on death row since 1986.
Last week, another death row inmate – 64-year-old Jeffrey Jay Hawkins – convicted out of Sacramento County also died from complications consistent with coronavirus.MORE NEWS: Sears Pitches Major League-best Yankees Past Lowly A's 2-1
Some 2,000 California inmates have tested positive for coronavirus, with a significant number coming from San Quentin. A total of 12 San Quentin inmates have died.